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  • Pull Aside • Stay Alive: Will you know what to do?

    June 13, 2013
    We’re loving all the Haboob Haikus that have been rolling in this week… Like last year, this poetry challenge with the funny name has helped us accomplish an important goal, which is to get people talking about the danger of driving in dust storms. Because we cannot forget that dust storms can pose very real risks to motorists in this state – just take a look at the video above for proof.

  • Haboob Haiku: Year Two

    June 11, 2013
    Last year, ADOT launched its very first “Haboob Haiku” challenge in an effort to spread the word about dust storm safety and the response was pretty amazing. That’s actually a huge understatement ... Not only did we receive over 600 original haikus (some even by phone and snail mail), but #HaboobHaiku yielded stories in media outlets all over the world (they even wrote about it in New Zealand!).

  • Drivers need to watch for rain and snow on the road

    December 13, 2012
    Rain, snow and cooler temperatures are all in the state’s forecast this weekend, which means motorists could face some driving conditions they don’t deal with too often ...

  • From the ADOT Archives: Dust Storm Warnings

    December 11, 2012
    Social media as we know it today simply did not exist when this photo was snapped in the summer of 1976 ...

  • Announcing the top 5 Haboob Haikus...

    June 29, 2012
    The wait is over ... today's the day we announce the top Haboob Haikus as voted for by the public. Before you watch the video above to see if your favorite was selected, we just want to give a big thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 Haboob Haiku challenge!

  • Vote for your favorite Haboob Haiku

    June 21, 2012
    When Haboob Haikus made the news all the way in New Zealand, we started to realize this Twitter challenge of ours was really taking off! Who could have guessed that #HaboobHaiku would end up yielding more than 500 stories in worldwide media outlets?

  • Dust storm danger: Will you know what to do?

    June 15, 2012
    We're headed into monsoon season (the official start is today) and those dusty, unpredictable storms are on their way...

  • The value of social media (aka why did we #HaboobHaiku)

    June 14, 2012
    We've been pretty entrenched in social media this week so we thought we'd take this opportunity to answer a question we get asked from time to time... Why, as a state agency, does ADOT commit resources to social media?

  • How ADOT deals with dust

    June 13, 2012
    Since yesterday we’ve received a number of really inspired Haboob Haikus. We are overwhelmed by the creativity that’s out there! Have you had the chance to submit a poem yet?

  • ADOT launches "Haboob Haiku" challenge

    June 12, 2012
    Our mission this week is massive and we’ve got to admit, we are going to need a little help. We’re trying to spread the word on monsoon and dust storm safety and we want to reach as many people as possible, which is where you come in!